I read last week in the WSJ that the US government was spying on its citizens via satellites usually reserved for spying on other countries. Yeah, what else is knew? They can read my Email and listen to my phone conversations. This blog has been monitored. This is all for MY protection you know, so I guess I had better shut the hell up and stop complaining because after all I am still alive and that's what it's all about, at least as far as I, an American tax-paying citizen should be concerned. My elected representatives in DC don't seem to mind. After all, I don't have to worry about being blown up by terrorists (unless of course a whistleblower gets media attention), thanks to my government. Although, between Mother Nature, the US infrastructure and lightning, I could still end up being a statistic but not one my government would go to war for, so it doesn't count.